First Blog Posts

Sometimes, it can be scary to write your first blog post! Luckily, the supportive community of ActiveRain is just the place to start.

On this page you will find a running list of “first blog posts” written on ActiveRain by members of the real estate industry. These new bloggers have taken the leap to begin their blogging journey. Our first-time real estate bloggers deserve a big welcome and some extra encouragement from you!

Take a read, leave a comment, and say hello. You'll make that author’s day and help to give them a great first impression of our community.

Agent's first blog posts on ActiveRain

By Trent Butler, Inspected Right the First Time!
(House 2 Home Inspector LLC)
House 2 Home Inspector LLC started in 2020 to answer the call for great home inspectors in central Mississippi. Our mission is to provide professional home inspection services in a timely manner for a reasonable rate and with a reputable reporting software. Our inspection reports are delivered same day with lots of photos and information to educate home buyers and home sellers. No home purchase transaction is ever complete without a proper home inspection. 
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By Rebecca Bingham, Accessibility, Realtor Matchmaker, Downsize Queen
(eXp Realty)
Here are 5️⃣ easy upgrades to start working on *now* to boost your curb appeal for a late May listing date:🌼 🌺 Add Colorful Flowers: Plant vibrant flowers in your front yard and around the entryway. Flowers add a pop of color and freshness, instantly improving the look of your home. Potted are just fine.🏡 Upgrade Front Door Hardware: Install new door knobs, handles, and door entry sets for a modern and welcoming entrance. This small change can make a big difference in the overall appearance of your home. Clean windows around/on the doors.🌊 Clean Exterior Surfaces: Pressure wash your driveway, sidewalk, and siding to remove dirt and grime. A clean exterior makes your home look well-maintained and inviting. 💡 Upgrade Outdoor Lighting: Illuminate your entryway with new porch lights or sola...
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By Elyon DeClan, The Capital Solutions Guy
(Goldsmith & Freudenthal)
Insider's Hack and Business Credibility #1 : Make Sure Your Business Meets Lending Criteria Before You ApplyYour Business Name When choosing a name, try to choose one that is as basic and generic as possible and doesn’t peg you into one industry. Many industries fall into restricted lists. Believe it or not, about 50% of the chosen business names can inadvertently cause a flag in the credit computers' algorithms. General consulting-type names work best, as nobody will deny you then. Any other industry-specific name might restrict your ability to get money with some lending sources and credit issuers. Your Business AddressWhen applying for business credit, please make sure you provide an actual physical address. You cannot use a PO Box or UPS address. We'd like to suggest that you don't ...
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By Ellerbrake Group powered by KW Pinnacle, Real estate agency
(Ellerbrake Group powered by KW Pinnacle)
Discover Your Dream Home with Ellerbrake Group powered by KW Pinnacle in O'Fallon, ILIn the quest for the perfect home, the journey can often feel overwhelming. From finding the right location to securing the ideal features, every step is crucial. This is where the Ellerbrake Group powered by KW Pinnacle, shines as a beacon for those seeking houses for sale in o'fallon il. With a reputation for excellence and a commitment to client satisfaction, they are your partners in turning your homeownership dreams into reality.A Legacy of ExcellenceThe Ellerbrake Group powered by KW Pinnacle isn't just another real estate agency; it's a legacy of excellence in the O'Fallon area. With deep roots in the community, they bring a wealth of knowledge about the local market. Whether you're a first-time ...
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By Team Huff, Real estate team serving Mt. Pleasant, SC and more
(Team Huff)
In the heart of Mt. Pleasant, SC lies Carolina Park, a sprawling 1,700-acre master-planned community that redefines the essence of community living. With its masterful blend of scenic beauty, modern amenities, and a vibrant lifestyle, Carolina Park is more than just a place to live—it's a place where life flourishes in harmony with nature.At Carolina Park, every day is an invitation to experience the joy of living in a community where every detail is designed with your happiness in mind. From leisurely strolls along lush, green pathways to the convenience of local shopping and dining options right at your doorstep, this master-planned community offers an unparalleled living experience.Here, the spirit of community is alive in the diverse neighborhoods that make up Carolina Park. The Vil...
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By David Liberatore, GRI, CLHMS, SRS, AHWD, ABR®
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - Atchley Properties)
Hiring a Contractor Checklist and TipsChecklist compiled the top 10 tips to consider when selecting a contractor for your home renovation project. From getting multiple estimates to checking the contractor's insurance and bonding, it's crucial to do your due diligence before making a decision. Taking your time, getting everything in writing, and understanding your right to cancel are key steps in ensuring a successful renovation process. Anticipating delays and keeping a thorough job file can also help you navigate any challenges that may arise. Follow these tips to hire a contractor that meets your needs and delivers quality work for your home improvement project.Key Takeaways: Get Multiple Estimates: Compare at least three written estimates from different contractors to ensure you're ...
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By Sean Harron, Rural property specialist
(Dirt Road Real Estate / AZ Rural Land Pro)
Buying rural property Buying rural land can be a rewarding investment and lifestyle choice, but it comes with its own set of considerations. Here are some important tips to keep in mind when purchasing rural land: Research Zoning Laws and Restrictions: Understand the zoning regulations and any restrictions that apply to the land. This includes knowing if there are any limitations on building structures, farming activities, or other land uses. Make sure to research any CC&R’s that might be in place. Restrictive conditions might easily upset your whole apple cart. Survey the Land: Get a professional land survey done to determine property boundaries, easements, and any encroachments. This will help prevent boundary disputes in the future. Many of the rural parcels in my area have very good...
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By Tanzania Daniel, REALTOR | REALTIST serving the Metro Atlanta area
(eXp Realty LLC)
Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Clayton CountyListing DetailsCharming Home for Sale in Clayton County!!8354 Willows Terrace, Riverdale, GA 30274Price: $269,500MLS number: 10266020Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 3Square Footage: 1614Call Tanzania Daniel (REALTOR) at 770-355-5128 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing. Don't Miss the Chance to Own this Spacious Home in Riverdale!This charming split-level abode offers comfort, convenience, and style. With 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a versatile flex room, there's ample space for your family to thrive. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by the warmth of new carpeting and freshly painted walls throughout the home. The inviting den features durable laminate flooring, perfect for both relaxation and entertainm...
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By Abby Riordan, Putting in the miles for your perfect deal.
(Real Broker)
The younger the agent the better?? There exists a common stereotype that younger adults venturing into the real estate industry lack the experience and knowledge compared to their older counterparts. However, it’s essential to recognize the numerous advantages associated with engaging a younger agent in this field. These advantages include fresh perspectives, technological proficiency, greater accessibility to younger clientele, and a high level of energy and enthusiasm that can drive exceptional service and results. If someone has decided to pursue and successfully obtain their real estate license at such a young age, shouldn’t that be seen as an accomplishment and someone that is a responsible and dedicated person?
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By Abigail Bullock, In the process of obtaining my Real Estate License
As I have been learning about real estate, I have found interest in disciplinary actions that occur through out the state of Utah. I was unaware of how serious the consequences were and that the actions are posted for the public to view. During my research, the majority of disciplinary actions were due to criminal convictions in Utah. Do you know someone that has been on the disciplinary action list? Is so, what was the reason?
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Real estate transactions are complex symphonies conducted by a diverse ensemble of agents and principals, each playing a crucial role in the buying, selling, or leasing of properties. Agents, including real estate agents/brokers, buyer's agents, and seller's agents, act as facilitators, leveraging their expertise and market knowledge to guide clients through the intricacies of the process. For instance, Mark, a seasoned real estate agent, assists first-time homebuyer Sarah in finding her dream home, while Rachel, a buyer's agent, helps John and Emily navigate a new city's housing market. On the other side of the coin, principals—the buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants—make the ultimate decisions regarding properties. Sellers like Maria trust agents like Michael to market their prope...
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By Kalynn Bustle, Real Estate Agent Serving Statesvillle & surround
(Real, Broker LLC)
Happy Monday!!This weeks “Deal of the week”! 3 bedroom 2 bathroom 1598 Square Feet .57 acre Super nice neighborhood Great location Updated kitchen, flooring, master bath and more! Under $400,000!   Presented By: Kalynn Bustle 704-450-4009 Real, Broker LLC   283 Alpine Circle, Statesville, NC 28625
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By Heather Seropian, As a REALTOR®, Heather provides superior service.
(Meant2b Realty)
Announcement! Exciting Opportunity: Desirable Pool Home Now Available for Sale! OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhoodOpen House $573,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,187 sqftLot: 10,000 sqftYear Built: 2017MLS #: RX-10954482 Location 1619 SW Escobar LanePort Saint Lucie, FL 34953USA Heather Marie Seropian Meant2b Realty(954) 734-0558heathermeant2b@gmail.com      Listed by: Edward Myers Our recent listings Announcement! Exciting Opportunity: Desirable Pool Home Now Available for Sale! | $573,900 | Port Saint Lucie, FLIncredible Rental Opportunity for a Pool Home! | $3,500 | Port Saint Lucie, FLPrime Oceanfront Development Opportunity on Hutchinson Island | $2,200,000 | Jensen Beach, FL...
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By Boko Media, Texas Real Estate Photography Experts
(Boko Media)
As the real estate marketing industry continues to evolve, so too must the businesses that operate within it. This rings especially true for Boko Media, a leading player in the Austin real estate photography industry, which has recently made a significant move to expand its footprint in Central Texas.It is with great excitement that we announce the opening of our new office in Horseshoe Bay. This strategic decision comes in response to the soaring demand for our services in the Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay real estate market. The vibrant community and burgeoning business landscape make Horseshoe Bay an ideal location for our expansion efforts.Central Texas Real Estate Photography HubWith this new office, Boko Media aims to establish a central hub in an area that is experiencing rapid ...
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By Peter Fife, Realtor in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley
(Peter Fife with Coldwell Banker Northland)
Navigating the landscape of home financing can often feel like trekking through a dense forest, full of unknowns and possibilities. Especially in a scenic locale like Prescott, Arizona, where the allure of owning a home is as captivating as the city's natural beauty. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or looking to expand your investment portfolio, understanding the myriad of financing options available to you is crucial. This comprehensive guide aims to illuminate the path to securing the right financing for your dream home in Prescott, ensuring your journey is as smooth and informed as possible.A Spectrum of Financing OptionsThe world of real estate financing is vast and varied, offering a palette of options to suit different needs and circumstances. Let's look at the most prominen...
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By Spencer Rivers, Specialist in marketing Calgary luxury homes
(Synterra Realty)
Calgary Real Estate Market April 2024 Update: Key Insights for Home Buyers and Sellers [Comprehensive Guide]The Calgary real estate market for April 2024 is a critical focal point for home buyers and sellers alike. Staying informed about the latest trends, statistics, and insights in Calgary's real estate landscape is paramount for making informed decisions. As a home buyer or seller, understanding the current market conditions can significantly impact your real estate journey.In this update, we delve into the key trends and statistics shaping the Calgary real estate market in April 2024. A deep dive into the market data can provide valuable insights for those looking to buy or sell properties in Calgary. By staying abreast of the market dynamics, you can position yourself strategically...
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By Kymberli McDowell
(Raise the Rank)
Hey there, friends! Have you ever wondered how to keep your sinks and toilets happy and running smoothly? Well, you're in luck because today Admiral Plumbingtn is going to talk about some super simple tricks to keep your drains clear and clog-free, whether it's in the kitchen, bathroom, or toilet. Let's dive in!Tricks for Kitchen Sinks: No Grease, please: When you're cooking up a storm in the kitchen, it's important to remember not to pour grease down the sink. Grease might look all liquid when it's hot, but as it cools down, it can turn into a sticky mess that clogs up your pipes. Instead, let the grease cool off in a container and throw it in the trash. Be Kind to Your Garbage Disposal: Garbage disposals are like superheroes for your sink, but they have their limits too. Avoid shoving...
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By Star Real Estate, Premier Realtor in California
(Star Real Estate)
Whether you're looking to buy your dream home in Roseville or sell your property  for top dollar, Star Real Estate is your trusted partner in navigating the Roseville real estate market with ease and confidence. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into the essential steps, expert tips, and invaluable insights to help you make the most informed decisions when buying or selling a home in Roseville. Understanding the Roseville Real Estate Market: It's important to understand the current situation of the Roseville real estate market before beginning the purchasing or selling process. Roseville is a dynamic real estate market with shifting house prices, variable inventory levels, and changing buyer preferences because of its advantageous location, strong economy, and variety of housing ...
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By Jeromy Black, Aspiring agent
Let us talk about your license and how to lose it before you even have it. Most people would never willingly break rules, but it happens. Intentionally or not, if you break rules your license could be suspended and you will likely face sanctions from the commission. One individual in charge of a campground and paid a portion of the campsite fees faced legal trouble since neither himself nor the owner were aware that he needed a real estate license to do so but still faced a $5,000 fine. This could also be considered incompetency for not researching the requirements for such a position, which is another way to lose your license. While he could still get a license after facing the sanctions of the commission and paying his fine it could cause anyone who looks him up to have doubts due to ...
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By Marina Ellis, I am writer by choice
(Sterling Homes Edmonton)
Building your dream home can be an unbelievably rewarding experience, offering the ultimate in customization and personalization. However, starting on this journey can feel daunting, especially if you're exploring the process for the first time. But fear not! With careful planning, the right home builder, and a clear understanding of the steps involved, building your dream home in Canada can be a smooth and even stress-free experience.   This guide will provide you with the knowledge & resources, including the best home builder Edmonton, to make informed decisions and confidently begin the journey.  Is Building a Home the Right Move for You?It's important to determine whether construction is the correct decision for you before jumping in wholeheartedly. Consider your timeframe, desired ...
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